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Coroner: Michigan man shot, killed in clash with Grand County deputy and his wife, a deputy DA
The Denver Channel ^ | 04/02/2013

Posted on 04/02/2013 5:42:59 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. - The coroner says a 31-year-old Michigan man was fatally shot Monday night after authorities say he forced his way into the Hot Sulphur Springs home of a Grand County sheriff's deputy and his wife, who is a county deputy district attorney.

Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock identified that dead man as Joshua Stevens, 31, of Coral, Michigan. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death is scheduled for Wednesday.

Authorities say Stevens was shot outside the couple's home.

At this time, authorities aren't saying who fired the shots that killed Stevens, according to Susan Medina, spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The violent clash began just before midnight on Monday at the couple's home at 509 Grand Avenue. The 100-year-old building was formerly the historic Riverside Hotel until the couple bought it and converted it into a residence.

The deputy district attorney called 911 and said a stranger was at her front door, behaving erratically and causing a disturbance, according to Susan Medina, spokeswoman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation revealed the man pushed his way into the home and a violent confrontation followed, Medina said. At some point, the altercation moved outside the home, where shots were fired and the intruder was fatally wounded.

The husband and wife suffered minor injuries during their struggle with the man, Medina said.

Medina said investigators do not believe the incident is linked to the recent shooting deaths of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements and the district attorney and an assistant district attorney in Kaufman County, Texas. However, investigators continue to pursue all possible leads and background information on the male intruder killed in the shooting.

Because the incident involves a Grand County prosecutor and a sheriff's deputy, the 14th Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey has requested assistance from the CBI and the First Judicial District Attorney's Office in Golden.

The CBI is leading the investigation. The Critical Incident Team for Moffat, Grand and Routt counties is assisting in the investigation.

Both the deputy district attorney and the sheriff's deputy have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: brendabock; colorado; coral; da; grandcounty; hotsulphursprings; joshuastevens; michigan; shooting; susanmedina
Hmm, another one.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 5:42:59 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I wonder if he’s a member of that Aryan gang they were talking about.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 5:45:54 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

“An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death is scheduled for Wednesday.”

Sounds like suicide to me.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 5:51:41 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: BipolarBob

Definitely doesn’t sound like he mistook where he was because he was too intoxicated.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 5:52:59 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
formerly the historic Riverside Hotel

The guy just wanted a room.

5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:12:17 PM PDT by Taxbilly
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To: ican'tbelieveit
No mention of the "intruder" being armed.

Using lethal force on an unarmed victim outside of the home, eh?
A private citizen would be in serious trouble. Let's see what happens when a LEO and a DA try and justify.

6 posted on 04/02/2013 6:33:05 PM PDT by ZOOKER
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To: ZOOKER

No, he broke into the house.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 6:45:05 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ZOOKER

Oh, you are right. Sorry. I didn’t see that in this article. Another article says he broke in, there was an altercation, and he was killed.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:46:44 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ZOOKER

He did come into the house, sorry again. So yeah, this might be justified, even if it is outside the house. Protecting your life.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 6:47:56 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

If this happened in Michigan, what does the Colorado Dept of Investigations have to do with the situation?


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Grand County, CO.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:50:47 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Witnesses, evidence, circumstances, facts.

Not enough info in the article to conclude whether it was justified.

Travon was unarmed and in the open, but as more facts come out, the more I believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense.

It could be the same here, but I need more data. How many shots? From afar, or at close range? Was the victim armed? With what? Did he shoot? How about the defenders' wounds? Minor or serious? Defensive wounds, or something else? Did anyone witness the break-in, the fight inside, or the final encounter outside?

I haven't made up my mind yet, but I feel like the article writer has. The tone of the article says the victim was a madman and the cop and his wife were defending themselves. Based on the lack of facts, I'm not ready to say that.

12 posted on 04/02/2013 8:01:00 PM PDT by ZOOKER
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I guess all that freedom to smoke marijuana in CO is causing the dopers to go to a prosecutor’s house and commit suicide.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 8:15:43 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Sounds like suicide to me.


Stupidcide.


14 posted on 04/03/2013 1:00:58 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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To: ZOOKER
By referring to the deceased as "the victim" you're indicating he was an innocent party rather than the perp who died during the commission of a felony.

I think the homeowners will be found to be the victims.

15 posted on 04/03/2013 1:41:32 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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Obama, in Colorado, to press for gun measures
By JIM KUHNHENN | Associated Press

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-colorado-press-gun-measures-070710751—politics.html


16 posted on 04/03/2013 5:04:26 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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With all the pro criminal gun legislation coming out of CO. these days, its going to become like Disney land for criminals.

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17 posted on 04/03/2013 5:45:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ASA Vet

I’m guessing the guy was drunk and stupid.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 5:47:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Taxbilly

“The guy just wanted a room.”

This is EXACTLY why I make reservations.


19 posted on 04/03/2013 5:51:36 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: cripplecreek

Or bath salts. Was he wearing a hoodie?


20 posted on 04/03/2013 5:51:39 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Taxbilly

I also think that he mistook the home for a Hotel, and he was looking for a room.


21 posted on 08/01/2014 1:01:36 AM PDT by SummerKid66
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